For more than 20 years, IREC has recognized innovative projects, programs and individuals who promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. Every year, our 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

For 2018, professionals from industry, journalism, entrepreneurship and government judged applicants in these categories:

  • Community/Shared Renewables Project of the Year
  • State and Local Government Initiative of the Year
  • Regulatory Champion of the Year
  • IREC Accredited Clean Energy Training Organization of the Year
  • IREC Certified Clean Energy Instructor/Master Trainer of the Year
  • NEW! IREC Young Clean Energy Innovator of the Year

IREC will recognize its 2019 innovators and energy heroes at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City. Watch for details here about the application process for our 2019 awards.

Our 2018 clean energy innovators and energy heroes

group picture of IREC 2018 Innovation Award Winners & Energy Heroes

L-R: Ken Jurman, IREC director; Joseph Wages, International Association of Electrical Inspectors; Phil Oakes, National Association of State Fire Marshals; Brad Klein, Environmental Law & Policy Center; Sky Stanfield, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP; Tumininu Lawanson, University of North Carolina/Charlotte; Rubin York, Orlando Utilities Commission; Jeff Lesk, Nixon Peabody LLC; Larry Shirley, Chair IREC Board of Directors; Julie Brazeau, Midwest Renewable Energy Association; Bob Hattier, Alternative Currents LLC; Shawn Martin, International Code Coucil


Previous 3iAward Winners

2018 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners


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